Cataract

Nearly two-thirds of adults over the age of 60 will develop cataracts, a condition that clouds the lens of the eye. Many patients with cataracts experience vision loss over time.

Although some cataracts can be corrected with contacts or glasses, most need to be removed during a quick and painless surgery. Our technique, along with ongoing eye care, helps return vision to normal.

What you should know about cataracts

  • Cataracts form when protein collects on the lens, which is the part of your eye that helps to focus light on the retina.
  • Cataract symptoms include cloudy or blurry vision, faded colors, excessive glare, poor night vision, double vision and frequent vision changes.

Treatment options

If you have cataracts, the following treatments can help:

Specialties and institutes

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